Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications

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9780071358934: Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications

-- Only from McGraw-Hill: an easy-to-read, soup-to-nuts communications encyclopedia for everyone in the field -- now more current than ever
-- Puts readers in touch with all the major technologies and architectures through more than 250 detailed entries, all accompanied by concept-clarifying illustrations
-- New edition has over 50 new in-depth articles, including Voice over IP, WLL, video streaming, and updates to another 100 entries

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This is an encyclopedia of telecommunications arranged in three to four- page articles explaining the functioning of basic telecom technologies and architectures.

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IN-DEPTH ARTICLES, not just definitions

Want detailed, illustrated articles on telecom topics that interest you, not merely 2- or 3-sentence definitions? This new edition of Nathan Muller's Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications explains telecom technologies, terms, and architectures in everyday English, with clear diagrams. NEW IN THIS EDITION--the complete Encyclopedia on CD-ROM, in searchable, printable format! Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications is the ideal vehicle for getting and staying up to speed with the rapid changes in telecom. Written by a recognized expert and author, it's the most comprehensive telecom encyclopedia available! Open the Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications and find: * Over 300 readable, up-to-date articles, 3 to 5 pages long, on topics from access charges and network restoral to thin client architecture and VPNs * More than 50 completely new entries on subjects such as content delivery networks, extranets, and performance baselining * Over 200 diagrams and illustrations * Details on LANs, WANs, voice, data, management, planning, regulations, and standards * Easy-to-use alphabetical organization and thoroughly indexed * Alternative Exchange Points * Analog Line Impairment Testing * Announcement Services * Application Service Providers * Asset Management * Asynchronous Transfer Mode * Automatic Number Identification * Bandwidth Management Systems * Bluetooth * Cable Telephony * Call Centers * Calling Cards * Carnivore * Cellular Telephones * Contingency Planning * Cyber Crime * Digital Divide * Domain Name Service * Electronic Publishing * Firewalls * Frame Relay * Home Phoneline Networking * I-Mode * Interactive Television * International Callback ServiceInternational Interexchange Servicesbr>* Internet Service Providers * Local Loop * Multiprotocol Label Switching * Multiservice Networking * Network Caching * Object-Oriented Networks * Online Transaction Processing * Operations Support Systems * Paging * Passive Optical Networks! * Protocol Analyzers * Proxy Servers * Quality of Service * Radio Communication Interception * Remote Node * Resilient Packet Ring * Software Defined Radio * Spectrum Auctions * Synchronous Communications * Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol * Unified Messaging * Video on Demand * Virtual Private Networks * Voice Mail * Wireless Medical Telemetry Service * Much More

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